A lot of fans were under the impression that the CJ Parker release was an April Fool's joke. It is hard for some to fathom that anyone would ever willingly want to leave WWE. However, the company has now posted an official statement on the matter, confirming that Parker is indeed no longer with the company. Generally, the company tries to avoid publicizing such things because they do not want negative media attention.
April 3, 2015
After four years of being a developmental wrestler, CJ Parker was finally convinced that WWE was never going to call him up to the main roster. He felt like he was forever stuck in NXT. Parker asked for his release, and management granted it to him. They even told him that the door will remain open if he wants to return some day. The 25 year old is said to be wanting a job with New Japan because he feels that they can increase his name value.
April 2, 2015
In a move that doesn't come as much of a surprise to anyone, CJ Parker has been released by WWE. The split is said to be quite amicable between both sides. Parker requested to leave, and management allowed him to do so. The reason for wanting out is because he was used mainly as an enhancement talent in NXT with very little chance of making it to the main roster. The front office loved his work ethics, but simply did not see star power.
March 31, 2015